Windows update set to hit stores soon
Monday, June 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Just when you thought youâ€™d mastered the world of Microsoft windows here comes another update.
Microsoft Windows M-E should be available to consumers by late summer.
The M-E stands for millennium edition and Microsoft says itâ€™s just like Windows â€™98 with a few small changes.
Among the biggest changes is a new, juiced-up media player.
Besides playing MP-3â€™s, the new player can also rip music from your own CDâ€™s and turn them into hard drive files.
A new radio feature makes it easier to tune in Internet broadcasts from around the globe.
New media features arenâ€™t the only improvements to the new version.
Safety features dot the new program, including one that allows the user to turn back the systems clock to a time before they installed a program that crashed the computer.
In all, M-E is simply an update of both the Windows â€™95 and â€™98 programs, but only time will tell if it provides the speed and stability users are accustomed too.
Windows M-E will come installed on new computers when the upgrade is available.
Thereâ€™s no word yet as to how much the upgrade will cost, but $80 to $100 has been the traditional benchmark.